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Title Thomas Carlin, governor of the state of Illinois [manuscript]: to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting: commission, 1839 Jan. 12
Author Illinois. Governor (1838-1842: Carlin)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Printed form, filled in, issued and signed by Illinois governor Thomas Carlin, commissioning William Wallace justice of the peace for Coles County, Jan. 12, 1839. On the verso of the document, Nathan Ellington, clerk of the Coles County Commissioners Court, attests, Feb. 15, 1839, to the administration of the oath of office to William Wallace.
Names Carlin, Thomas (1789-1852); Field, Alexander Pope (1800-1876); Wallace, William, (fl.1839)
Places Coles County, Illinois, United States
Keywords law, law and order, governor, government, court
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Governor of Illinois, 1838-1842. Thomas Carlin, who was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1789, first moved to St. Louis where his father died, and then moved to Illinois where he served in Ninian Edwards’ militia during the War of 1812. Carlin settled in Greene County in 1818, and entered politics. In addition to his governorship, Carlin served in the Illinois Senate, 1824-32, as captain of spies during the Black Hawk War, as Quincy Land Office registrar, 1834-38, and in the Illinois House of Representatives, 1849-50.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 3102
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue